The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Project Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Project Planning over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Project Planning
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 83 68
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15  
Contract jobs citing Project Planning 12 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 1.55% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.93% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 27
Median daily rate £375 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -12.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.89% -1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +17.18% -7.24%  

Project Planning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1493 1861 1933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.27% 80.01% 78.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 1025 954
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 71 76
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Project Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Project Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Project Planning in Berkshire

Project Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Project Planning in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Planning in Berkshire

Project Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Planning in Berkshire

Project Planning
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Planning within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead 0 5 - - 1
Newbury +4 2 £375 -
Reading -4 1 £408 +108.97%
Project Planning
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Project Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Project Planning.

1 11 (47.83%) Project Management
2 9 (39.13%) PRINCE2
2 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (30.43%) PMO
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (21.74%) PMI
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (21.74%) PMI Certification
5 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (21.74%) MS Project Server
5 5 (21.74%) Portfolio Management
5 5 (21.74%) Dependency Management
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Internet
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (13.04%) Gantt Chart
7 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.04%) Demand Management
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (8.70%) BPMN
8 2 (8.70%) Business Process Modelling
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.70%) SAP

Project Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) BusinessObjects
General
1 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) PMO Planner
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Change Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Planner
4 2 (8.70%) Project Planner
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Manager
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (4.35%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Graphics Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Manager
5 1 (4.35%) PMO Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Project Change Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum Master
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Graphics Developer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (21.74%) PMI
2 1 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Project Management
2 9 (39.13%) PRINCE2
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (21.74%) Dependency Management
4 5 (21.74%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Demand Management
5 3 (13.04%) Gantt Chart
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.04%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (8.70%) BPMN
6 2 (8.70%) Business Process Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
2 1 (4.35%) PMP
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Cadence
3 1 (4.35%) Nokia
3 1 (4.35%) Samsung